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Who is a Pediatric Neurologist?

Pediatric Neurologists, also known as child neurologists, deal with the diagnosis and management of neurological conditions in newborns, infants, children, and adolescents. One can experience headaches, seizures, multiple sclerosis, or developmental delays because of these problems.

The brain is quite a fascinating organ and there is so much happening inside of it that we have not been able to decipher in its entirety. The nervous system keeps things going for the human body.

From seeing things as they are to interpreting them, from breathing to walking to decision making, everything is credited to the nervous system i.e., the brain, spine, cord, sensory organs, and all the nerves in your body. A little glitch in the system can therefore affect the entire body.

When should you see a Pediatric Neurologist?

If your child experiences any of the following, you will be recommended to check with a pediatric neurologist in Karachi:

  • Recurring Seizures
  • Chronic migraines
  • Poor balance
  • Memory loss
  • Loss of consciousness
  • Numbing, tinging, or complete absence of sensation
  • Developmental disorders (delays)
  • Abnormal movement
  • Problem with coordination and motor functions

You can also see a pediatric neurologist in Karachi for your child's follow-ups post head, neck, or back injury.

What is the most common concern relevant to pediatric neurology in Pakistan?

According to Child Neurology Society (CNS) Pakistan, Pediatric neurology is one of the largest super specialties of pediatrics. The “Neurological Disorders Survey Pakistan

2017- 2019” suggests the following:


Percentage (%)

Benign Epilepsy syndromes


Behavioral disorders


Cerebral palsy


Malignant Epilepsy syndrome


Development disorders


Headache disorders




Myopathies/muscle disorders


Movement disorders




Acquired metabolic and toxic disorders


Vascular disease


Another survey conducted at the Islamabad’s Children Hospital “Neurology in Islamabad Children's Hospital Present Status and Problems” suggests that out of total 5,234 neurological patients:


Percentage (%)

Mental and motor development




Infections of the nervous system


What are the main areas of concern for a Pediatric Neurologist?

From straightforward conditions like cerebral palsy and headache to unusual and complicated ones like metabolic and degenerative disorders, a pediatric neurologist has several areas to be concerned about:

  • Headaches including migraines
  • Neurodevelopmental disabilities
    • Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) that impacts the ability to stay focused and attentive, sit still and self-control
    • Autism that has a broad spectrum of conditions that can affect social skills, induce repetitive behavior, impact speech and nonverbal communication
    • Learning disabilities and reduced intellectual disability (also known as mental retardation) that affects a child’s day-to-day life
    • Conduct disorders that are identified with antisocial behavior and utter neglect of basic social standards
    • Cerebral palsy, which impacts movement, balance, and posture
    • Impairments in vision and hearing
  • Neurovascular conditions:
    • Stroke
    • Brain hemorrhage
    • Brain aneurysm
  • Brain and spinal cord injury
    • Head injury
    • Concussion
    • Neck fracture
  • Sleep problems
    • Sleep-disordered breathing: difficulty breathing while sleeping
    • Sleepwalking
    • Night terrors
  • Congenital malformations: Anomalies that occur before prenatally i.e. before childbirth and are diagnosed before or at childbirth or later in life like Down syndrome.
  • Genetic conditions
  • Meningitis: Swelling in the brain
  • Tumor: Benign (non-cancerous) and malignant (cancerous) brain tumor

What kinds of Pediatric Neurologists are there?

A pediatric neurologist can subspecialize in the areas of:

  • Fetal and neonatal neurology
  • Epilepsy
  • Headache
  • Sleep Medicine
  • Neurogenetics
  • Neurodevelopmental disabilities
  • Pediatric neuromuscular diseases
  • Neuro-oncology
  • Neo-rehabilitation (recovery from injury to the nervous system)

How to become a Pediatric Neurologist in Pakistan?

To become a pediatric neurologist in Pakistan, one must do the following:

  1. A five-year Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS)
  2. A year of house Job/internship
  3. Fellow of College of Physicians and Surgeons (FCPS) Part I
  4. Start training for two years and appear for the IMM Exam
  5. FCPS Part II in Pediatrics
  6. For specialization, you will have to train for another year with neurology as your subspeciality
  7. Get registered with Pakistan Medical Commission (PMC) to become certified

What are Pediatric Neurologists called in Pakistan?

  • Child neurologist
  • Child brain doctor
  • Child brain specialist
  • Kids brain doctor
  • Children's neurologist
  • Children's nerve doctor

Frequently Asked Questions

Who is the best Pediatric Neurologist in Karachi?

4 best Pediatric Neurologists in Karachi are:

  • Dr. Ibrahim Yusuf
  • Prof. Dr. Arif Herekar
  • Dr. Farida Jan
  • Prof. Shahid Mahmud

Who are the most experienced Pediatric Neurologist in Karachi?

2 most experienced Pediatric Neurologists in Karachi are:

  • Prof. Dr. Arif Herekar
  • Dr. Ibrahim Yusuf

How can I book an appointment with a Pediatric Neurologist in Karachi?

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What is the fee range of the best Pediatric Neurologists in Karachi?

The fee for the top Pediatric Neurologists in Karachi ranges from Rs. 2,300 to 3,000. You can pay at reception when you visit the doctor.

Are there any additional charges to book an appointment with a Pediatric Neurologist in Karachi through oladoc?

There are no additional charges when you book through oladoc.

What does a Pediatric Neurologist do?

The nervous system allows signals to move from the brain to your entire body for seamless body functionality. Any condition that can halt that communication is to be studied and diagnosed by a pediatric neurologist in Karachi.

They are trained to address child-specific conditions, from birth to 18 years of age, relevant to the central (brain and spinal cord) and peripheral (nerves and neuromuscular junctions) nervous system.

Your pediatric neurologist will:

  • Work in close liaison with your pediatrician
  • Evaluate your child's medical history
  • Perform physical examination
  • Recommend tests and interpret results
  • Prescribe medication
  • Diagnose and the disease and condition including headaches, seizers, learning disabilities and concussions
  • Monitor conditions that may have repercussions and might increase risks in the future like a head injury
  • Perform invasive and non-invasive procedures

Which hospital is the best for Pediatric Neurologist in Karachi?

Top 5 Neurology Hospitals in Karachi are:

  • Hilal-e-Ahmar Medical Hospital
  • DHA Medical Centre (Karachi)
  • Tahir Medical Centre (TMC)
  • Hashmanis Hospital (Saddar)

How do I choose a Pediatric Neurologist?

Finding a good doctor is vital for proper diagnosis & treatment of your underlying concern. Before you make the decision of picking out a Pediatric Neurologist, consider the following:

  • Make sure they are experienced
  • Make sure your doctor has good reviews.
  • Make sure they offer the services you are looking for
  • Verify, if they are certified from PMDC or have any other professional memberships
  • Check if they are affiliated with a hospital you trust

Who are the best Pediatric Neurologist near me in Karachi?

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Which Pediatric Neurologists in Karachi charge the lowest fee?

4 Pediatric Neurologists in Karachi which charge the lowest fee are:

  • Dr. Ibrahim Yusuf
  • Prof. Dr. Arif Herekar
  • Dr. Ibrahim Yusuf
  • Prof. Dr. Arif Herekar

Who are the best female Pediatric Neurologist in Karachi?

1 best female Pediatric Neurologist in Karachi is:

  • Dr. Farida Jan

Which Pediatric Neurologists in Karachi are available for online video consultation?

2 best Pediatric Neurologists in Karachi for online video consultation are:

  • Dr. Ibrahim Yusuf
  • Prof. Dr. Arif Herekar

Which Pediatric Neurologists in Karachi are online now?

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